What Parents and Carers Need to Know About Influencers
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by James Ward
1M ago
Did you know, the most popular online activity for children and young people is watching videos? More than ever before, social media influencers play a big part in shaping the opinions and views of young people.  Some of these influencers are positive, providing relatable and relevant information for a wide range of interests. But the popularity of influencers can also bring certain risks.  In this video we share what parents and carers need to know about influencers: Pressure to buy things Influencers can create a pressure to buy things. One of the main ways influencers make money ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week 2023 – Schools that took part
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by James Ward
3M ago
We wanted to say a huge thank you to all the schools that we visited for Anti-Bullying Week 2023. During Anti-Bullying Week 2023 we… Performed 22 Anti-Bullying Theatre Shows Visited 45 Schools Provided 201 Workshops Reached 8259 Students Thank you to all the schools that Tweeted about the visited, here are some of the highlights: Exploring ways to use our voices to make a noise about bullying with @openviewed using both a ‘sentence of strength’ and our ‘shoulders of strength’! pic.twitter.com/xgs1tndM4w — Sway School (@stlukesschoolsw) November 21, 2023 ?Our Anti-Bullying Work continues ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week Poster – Make a Noise With Kindness
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by James Ward
5M ago
This year the theme for Anti-Bullying Week is Make a Noise About Bullying. To help your school promote this positive message, we’ve created this new Make a Noise With Kindness Anti-Bullying Week Poster. You can put this poster up in your classroom to start a conversation about how your students can show kindness at your school this Anti-Bullying Week.   Download the Make a Noise With Kindness Poster here. You can use this poster as an inspiration and even make your own posters. Start a discussion with your students about how they could Make a Noise with Kindness this Anti-Bullying Week ..read more
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What is Bullying?
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by James Ward
5M ago
At OpenView Education we work with thousands of young people every year providing education on bullying. An essential first step is establishing a shared definition of what bullying is. This helps young people to know the difference between a conflict (an argument or disagreement), and bullying. We created this short video to support educators and teachers to introduce the topic of bullying, and exploring how we know if something is bullying:   Download the Supporting ‘What Is Bullying?’ Poster for this Video here.   When we think of the word bully, we might picture in our mind, thi ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week Poster – What Is Bullying?
OpenView Education
by James Ward
6M ago
Download a PDF copy of the poster here.    When we visit schools with our Anti-Bullying Workshops, an important first step is establishing a shared understanding of what bullying is. Knowing the difference between conflict, an argument and bullying can help young people to understand when bullying is happening. There is also confusion about the difference between banter and bullying. Having an understanding of a power imbalance can help students to know when something is banter, and when a joke has gone too far and become bullying. At OpenView Education we are proud to be Associate m ..read more
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What parents need to know about Roblox
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by James Ward
8M ago
Roblox is one of the most popular online games for children and young people. The game promotes creativity by allowing players to build their own games and custom levels that can be shared with other players. Roblox games reflect the imaginative play that you might see in the playground. Players can make up games, decide on the rules, and then change the rules as the group decides how to have fun together. What are the age ratings for Roblox? Because the content in Roblox is user generated, it makes classifying the age rating more difficult. Roblox includes age recommendations on all content ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week 2023 – Make a Noise About Bullying
OpenView Education
by James Ward
9M ago
The new theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2023 is… Make a Noise About Bullying At OpenView Education we visiting schools with our Whole School Anti-Bullying Workshops and Theatre Show to support this new theme: Anti-Bullying Theatre Show – Turn Up the Noise! (Years 1 – 4) Start your day with our empowering Anti-Bullying Theatre Show, Turn Up the Noise! The story follows the characters of Milly and Philip, Milly and Philip are friends, but one day, things start to change. What started out as an unkind joke, progresses and becomes bullying.  What can we do to help Philip? The challenge is on ..read more
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What schools had to say about our new E-Safety Workshops
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by James Ward
1y ago
We had the pleasure of visiting thousands of of pupils throughout the start of this year with our interactive internet safety workshops. Here are some of the lovely posts on Twitter shared by the schools that we visited: Today C3 and C2 pupils (Years 7 and 8) were excited to participate in an excellent Anti-Bullying Internet Safety Workshop run by @openviewed. Pupils role-played different online situations and discussed how they can be anti-bullying ambassadors online. pic.twitter.com/9tqjz4mRuX — Queen’s College London (@QueensCollegeW1) March 6, 2023 Our KS1 children attended #OnlineSafet ..read more
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What Parents Need to Know About Loot Boxes
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by James Ward
1y ago
Because online games are still a relatively new form of media, less is understood about how game developers make money from their games, and how much online games really cost to play. Over recent years more has been written in the media about loot boxes and the similarity they have to online gambling. For parents and carers, it can be very useful to understand how loot boxes work, and how game companies actually make money. This will also allow you to make more informed decisions about the kind of games that are suitable for your child. What are loot boxes? Loot boxes can be purchased within a ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week Workshops
OpenView Education
by James Ward
1y ago
When we visit schools we understand that taking a whole school approach to Anti-Bullying is important, that’s why we have workshops created specifically to cater for each Key Stage in your school. This allows us to provide an interactive, positive Anti-Bullying Workshop that is engaging and age appropriate. In our workshops we focus on the value and contribution that every single student has to bring to the workshop. It’s important to us that every student has a positive experience in the workshop and gains the most educational value possible from their time with us. At OpenView Education we t ..read more
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